Richard Samuel "Rick" Recht (born August 28, 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri), is a Jewish Americanrock musician who is especially known for his live performances for groups of youth all over the United States as well as performances at synagogues and Jewish rock festivals. Recht and his band tour nationwide, delivering about 150 performances a year, which included an appearance at the eleventh Los Angeles Jewish Festival in 2003 in front of an estimated audience of 30,000. He has released four Jewish albums, one live DVD performance, and also three secular albums.
In 2006, Recht released Tear Down the Walls. As part of the recording process, Recht gathered a group of Jewish teens, took them to Memphis to Stax Academy, a charter school operated by Soulsville, a non-profit organization that also operates the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. The students, along with African American students, recorded "Avadim Hayinu," which blends Hebrew lyrics describing the Israelites' journey from slavery to freedom with the lyrics to "We Shall Overcome." The song featured one-time American Idol contestant Phillipe Crymes. The group later performed the song at the National Civil Rights Museum on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Recht currently lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with his wife Elisa, along with their two sons Kobi and Tal.
- ↑ Kim, Jae-Ha (2004-06-12). "Singer promotes positive message of Judaism through his songs" (reprint). Chicago Sun-Times. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4155/is_20040612/ai_n12548799. Retrieved 2007-09-08.
- ↑ Daniels, Cynthia (2004-08-28). "Teenagers get down with Jewish rock" (reprint). JewishRock.com (Los Angeles Times). http://www.jewishrock.com/news.asp?newsfile=latimes82804.txt&newsid=26. Retrieved 2007-09-08.
- ↑ Aushenker, Michael (2003-09-05). "Rock ‘n’ Roll Rules at 2003 Valley Fest". Jewish Journal. http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=10984. Retrieved 2007-09-08.
- ↑ "Jewish rocker attracts fans with faith, music". MSNBC.com (Associated Press). 2005-11-04. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9816704/. Retrieved 2007-09-08.
- ↑ Oy Baby LLC (2005-12-06). "Oy! It's a Sequel!". Press release. http://oybaby.com/ob2pr.htm. Retrieved 2007-09-08.
- ↑ Taylor, LaTonya. "Rick Recht Tear Down the Walls". Christianity Today. http://www.christianitytoday.com/music/glimpses/2006/teardownthewalls.html. Retrieved 2007-09-08.
- ↑ http://stlouis.blockshopper.com/property/18R530202/14560_white_birch_valley_ln/
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